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Windows 7: use windows backup W7(RC) -> W7(Pro)

02 Sep 2009   #1
seventstrat

Windows 7 32bit
 
 
use windows backup W7(RC) -> W7(Pro)

Is there any way for me to use the image generated from windows backup using Windows 7 RC build 7100 with a new installation of windows 7 pro?

I want to upgrade to the actual pro edition... but is there any way i can have all my installed apps and such ready to go (using that image file or any other program suggestions?)

Thanks


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02 Sep 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Yep there is and its called an upgrade instead of a clean install. Its not recommended but it is do'able. You cant use the backup to restore but you can upgrade 7100 to 7600 without having to re-install the apps. just make sure you buy the correct version

Ken
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02 Sep 2009   #3
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

How about Windows easy transfer for your settings & apps.

Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers
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02 Sep 2009   #4
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

as the rc 7100 was more than likely the ultimate version - you will have to perform a fresh install of rtm pro.

Doc's idea is the best solution in these circumstances
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02 Sep 2009   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Nigel brought up a really good point. If your 7100 is ultimate and the 7600 you buy has to be ultimate if you want to upgrade.

Thanks Nigel


Ken
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03 Sep 2009   #6
seventstrat

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Yeah the thing is I get Windows 7 Pro for free through MSDNAA (I'm an IT major at FSU) so you're right... it's the RC version of Ultimate switching over to pro... so that sounds like a headache...

I'll have to check out windows easy transfer see if that will do what I'm looking for... honestly 99% of the time I wind up doing a clean install and reinstalling all my apps and such anyway.... figured I'd see if there was an easier way to do it


Thanks everyone
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04 Sep 2009   #7
tannim

win7 home premium 64bit
 
 

is there a way to install the RC(and activate it) as the Home premium version of the RC instead of the Ultimate version of the RC? I know you can edit the ei.cfg file but the RC keys only work for ultimate RC.

I have pre-ordered home premium upgrade and had planned to upgrade the RC to them instead of wasting effort to install the previous os. MS said it would work to update and there seems to be no Ultimate upgrade available, especially when MS announced it.
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